Buffalo releases new shock-resistant USB 3.0 portable hard drives
Buffalo Inc, a global leader in networking and storage solutions for home and small business, has added a new series of sleek, stylish and shock-resistant portable hard drives to its high speed USB 3.0 range.
Exhibiting the smooth lines of a race car and the performance to boot, the latest additions to Buffalo’s MiniStation range of portable hard drives make swift data back-up and fast file sharing a reality.
The rugged design of Buffalo’s new ‘Minis’ harnesses a plate spring and patent-pending silicon shock dampeners, offering additional protection from accidental drops – one of the leading causes of data loss and device malfunction.
Beneath the glossy shock-resistant hood - available in ruby red, spada silver and indigo black - lies a powerful storage machine enabling maximum transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabytes per second, an impressive 10 times faster than USB 2.0 devices.
While USB 3.0 technology is ideal for creative professionals, computer power users and digital content creators who demand quick transfer and storage of high-resolution graphics, multimedia and photo files, increasingly home users who regularly download television programs and movies in full HD are realising its benefits.
Designed for portability, the new shock-resistant MiniStations come in two sizes - 500 gigabyte and 1.0 terabyte - with the smaller capacity model weighing just 175 grams and sporting a frame only 16 millimetres thick. With no need for an external power supply and utilising an eco-minded power management tool to regulate power usage and conserve battery consumption, they are the perfect storage companions for laptops and netbooks.
For even faster performance, Buffalo Tools is included with all new MiniStation USB 3.0 devices. Buffalo Tools is a suite of performance tools including TurboPC which can boost transfer performance by an additional 35 per cent, and SecureLock which provides enhanced security through password protection and software data encryption.
Product name: Buffalo MiniStation USB 3.0 shock-resistant portable hard drive
Models: HD-PNT500U3 (500GB), HD-PNT1.0U3 (1.0TB)
Recommended pricing: $99 (500GB), $139 (1.0TB)
Available in store: Early July
Buffalo products are available in Bing Lee, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Retravision, WOW Sight & Sound, Myer and David Jones stores nationally.
Buffalo products are distributed in Australia by Uniden. For enquiries phone 1300 366 895 or visit www.buffalotech.com
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Buffalo is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. The company is the number one brand in storage in Japan enjoying a 55 per cent market share. Uniden has a strategic alliance with Buffalo in Australia and New Zealand, and is the company’s exclusive representative in this region. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com